16 Free Half-Double Crochet Patterns for Beginners

A round-up of 16 free half-double crochet patterns for beginners and advanced beginners, featuring blankets, shawls, garments, and more.
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If you’re following along in the Newbie Series, congratulations! You’ve reached Day 19 AND the end of the half-double crochet unit. In honor of my favorite stitch, I’ve rounded up 16 beginner-friendly half-double crochet patterns! All of these feature half-double crochets and all can be crocheted with the techniques we’ve learned (or will learn) in the series. Oh! And they’re all free! Pretty sweet, right?

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These 16 patterns are all suitable for beginners or advanced beginners and feature a wide range of items including scarves, shawls, blankets, dishcloths, and garments. Almost all are entirely half-double crochet, but a couple also utilize single crochets and/or slip stitches. Most include techniques we’ve already covered (like changing colors), but some feature increases and decreases, which are coming soon in the Newbie Series!

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Supplies / Materials

Like in the single crochet pattern round-up, your supplies from the Newbie Series will get you pretty far! Many of these patterns can be crocheted with:

  • worsted weight cotton yarn (like Dishie)
  • worsted weight acrylic yarn (like Brava)
  • a hook from the Bright Hook Set (nine hooks from 2.0 mm – 6.0 mm)

Some use fingering weight yarn (thin yarn, often used for socks) or chunky yarn. I’ll include a note about the yarn/hook if it’s one we haven’t used yet.

16 Free Half-Double Crochet Patterns for Beginners

Alright! Let’s get going with the free patterns, shall we? You’ll recognize the three patterns we crocheted in the half-double crochet unit, plus 13 new patterns from around the interwebs.

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four images of crocheted shawls and shirts

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